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Growing Language and Literacy

Andrea Honigsfeld


Strategies to support EL students’ academic language and literacy development, based on the TESOL framework of language acquisition.
Getting Started with Middle School Sentence Composing

Donald Killgallon, Jenny Killgallon


This book gives students opportunities to leap into using sentence "tools" - the clauses, appositives, participles, and absolutes, that skilled writers use to create high quality, variety packed writing. By emphasizing the use of the tool over the identification of grammatical terms, the Killgallons help students try out new, nuanced sentence structures immediately.
Teaching Writers to Reflect

Anne Whitney, Colleen McCracken, et al.


Teach children the skill of reflection as part of your writing workshop. 
Leading Well

Lucy Calkins, Mary Ehrenworth, et al.


In Leading Well: Building Schoolwide Excellence in Reading and Writing, Lucy Calkins draws on the transformative work that she and her colleagues at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project have done in partnership with school leaders over the last thirty years. This book, like the work of the TCRWP itself, is deeply research-based and principled, while also absolutely practical and real-world tested.

We Got This.

Cornelius Minor


While challenging the teacher as hero trope, We Got This shows how authentically listening to kids is the closest thing to a superpower that we have. Cornelius Minor identifies tools, attributes, and strategies that can augment our listening, allowing us to make powerful moves toward equity by broadening access to learning for all children.

Ink and Ideas

Tanny McGregor


Ink & Ideas is Tanny’s tried and true toolkit to get you and your students started, including templates, tools, suggested reading, ideas, inspiration, and more. She outlines the how and why behind visual notetaking, including research and benefits, providing everything you need to introduce and launch sketchnoting across grade levels and content areas.

The Six Academic Writing Assignments

Jim Burke


Jim Burke identifies six major categories of writing assignments that help students become better writers, readers, and thinkers.
A Teacher's Guide to Getting Started with Beginning Writers

Katie Wood Ray, Lisa B Cleaveland


A Teacher’s Guide to Getting Started with Beginning Writers will help you establish a routine for writing in your classroom and help your youngest students become writers.

Literary Nonfiction with Trade Pack

Katie Clements, Audra Robb


In this unit, which is part of the Units of Study in Teaching Reading, Middle School Grades, you’ll introduce your students to books and media they will love, and teach them how to make the most of these portals to fascinating times, places, and people—not to escape our world, but to better understand and address its issues.
Literary Nonfiction

Katie Clements, Audra Robb


In this unit, which is part of the Units of Study in Teaching Reading, Middle School Grades, you’ll introduce your students to books and media they will love, and teach them how to make the most of these portals to fascinating times, places, and people—not to escape our world, but to better understand and address its issues.
A Teacher's Guide to Writing Conferences

Carl Anderson, Katie Wood Ray


Teaching writing is tough. Responding to students’ writing can be even tougher.  Writing conferences are a way to help both you and your students find joy in the writing process. And too, conferences can help you provide one-on-one instruction that covers a wide range of writing skills and strategies. Helping students become better writers is what writing conferences are all about.
Fountas & Pinnell Classroom Independent Reading Collection, Grade 4

Irene Fountas, Gay Su Pinnell


The Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ Independent Reading Collection can be used to begin or augment your classroom library. Each book has been carefully selected to ensure the collection is appropriate and engaging for your students, and represents a diverse range of experiences and cultures. The collection includes a conferring card for each independent reading book.

Interactive Writing

Andrea McCarrier, Irene Fountas, et al.


Interactive Writing offers powerful first teaching designed to accelerate and support children’s critical understanding of the writing process. In a clear, step-by-step format, the authors show how teachers can use interactive writing to teach a range of foundational literacy skills.

Fountas & Pinnell Classroom Independent Reading Collection, Grade 3

Irene Fountas, Gay Su Pinnell


The Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ Independent Reading Collection can be used to begin or augment your classroom library. Each book has been carefully selected to ensure the collection is appropriate and engaging for your students, and represents a diverse range of experiences and cultures. The collection includes a conferring card for each independent reading book.

A Quick Guide to Getting Started with Units of Study, K-8

Lucy Calkins, Dee Kloss, et al.


This new addition to the Workshop Help Desk Series includes information to support new users of the Units of Study with advice and help on topics such as:

  • Getting your bearings
  • Planning before you launch
  • Setting up classroom spaces and routines to support workshop instruction
  • Provisioning reading and writing workshops
  • Priorities for beginning workshop teachers
  • Launching reading and writing workshops
  • and more!
Show and Tell: From Labels to Pattern Books, Grade K

Marie Mounteer, Lizzie Hetzer, et al.


About the Unit

This engaging new book-length unit will transform your kindergartners into inventive spellers, giving them the tools and strategies they need to approximate the words that are most meaningful for them. The unit celebrates invented spellings as kids develop foundational skills, knowing that your front-and-center goal will be to persuade your kids that they can write, that they too can be members of the literacy club.

Crafting Nonfiction Primary

Linda Hoyt


Focused on the process and traits of being a writer and how to best address the needs and expectations of nonfiction readers, Crafting Nonfiction offers targeted minilessons that will help you elevate craft, integrate trait-based instruction, and elevate control over conventions.
The Quickwrite Handbook

Linda Rief


In The Quickwrite Handbook, master teacher Linda Rief shares 100 compelling mentor texts and shows how to use each one as a powerful tool for sparking successful writing. 

“Quickwrites—writing to find writing—are a powerful teaching tool that help students find ideas, discover their voices, and build their confidence as they discover they have important things to say."

The Literacy Quick Guide

Irene Fountas, Gay Su Pinnell


The Literacy Quick Guide provides a concise description of a coherent literacy system in which all instructional contexts are reciprocally connected to improve student outcomes. This information-packed guide provides an important look at reading, writing, talking, and word study, while succinctly describing research-based instructional practices for high-impact literacy teaching. 

Getting Started with High School Sentence Composing

Donald Killgallon, Jenny Killgallon


Struggles with writing don’t have to last a lifetime. Not when Don and Jenny Killgallon's Getting Started with High School Sentence Composing is here to help. It's especially helpful to students who find language arts especially difficult or who are encountering the Sentence-Composing approach for the first time. 

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